Sunday, September 6, 2009
SHIA'S TOWARDS IMAM ZAMANA A.S.
Come, let all of us make a covenant that we shall
not attach ourselves to any other door except that of
the Ahle Bait (a.s.). (They are the strong rope of Allah
(Hablallah), without fastening unto them, salvation is
impossible). We shall pray for the safety and security of
Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.). We will always remember him
and narrate our difficulties to him. We shall plead to him
from the depth of our hearts and seek cure from him for
our ailments. O Master! We are ill, weak, poor of
memory, backward, harassed, in debts, etc. Master!
Your Shia and in such a bad state!
We know that our deeds are presented to you due
to which your heart bleeds. You are unhappy and
unsatisfied with our actions. We are very, very sinful. We
confess to all these but Master! If unworthy children will
not find refuge in the house of their father, where will
they go? Where shall the subjects go but to the court of
the king? If sinners will not go to their Imam, whose door
will they knock? Master! We are disgraced, ignorant and
disobedient. But we do not have anybody besides you.
You are our refuge, our solace, our shelter. We shed
tears for your ancestors and seek apologies from you.
We shall end our brief discussion with the following
The brothers of Hazrat Yusuf (a.s.) were the ones
who had thrown him in the well and sold him. Whatever
difficulties Hazrat Yusuf (a.s.) had to face was on
account of his brothers. Yet, notwithstanding all these
atrocities and crimes which they had committed against
their own brother, when they came to Hazrat Yusuf (a.s.),
who by then had become the King of Egypt, they said,
"O King! Calamity has afflicted us and our
families. We have come with a handful of
provisions. But you repay us in full measure
and be charitable towards us. Surely Allah
loves the charitable."
(Surah Yusuf: 88)
Accepting their brief apology, Hazrat Yusuf (a.s.)
We repeat the same apology in your presence, O
Yusuf-e-Zahra, Hazrat Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.). O Master!
Difficulties and calamities have surrounded us. We have
come to you with very few good actions. But please have
mercy on us and grant us in full measure.....